Tuesday, January 20, 2009

S.C. Black GOP Leader: We Can Still Marginalize the Gays

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Glenn McCall, South Carolina's first black representative on the National Republican Committee, told a group of young Republicans over the weekend that the party has to focus on its base while also reaching out to minority groups.

He said the party can reach out to Hispanic and black voters without diluting its message. In one example, McCall pointed to black voters' opposition to gay marriage.

"I don't think we have to compromise what we believe," McCall said.

Gee, I wonder if there is some way to compromise without compromising your principle.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Charleston Gays In The Park For A Good Cause

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Upon first reading the headline "Gay activist wants to spruce up park," our first reaction was that it really didn't matter that Joseph Fennell is gay. Then, upon reading said article, we realized that it REALLY does matter.

After organizing a November march in support of gay civil rights, Joseph Fennell heard some people remark that the gay community doesn't do much to help the community at large. He decided to show them how wrong they were.

Fennell, a 25-year-old Charleston native, is working with a group of volunteers to establish a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the lives of needy Lowcountry residents.

Our offices aren't too far from the playground Fennell is hoping to extremely makeover and it certainly needs the help.  But Fennell has a long road ahead of him to gain the trust of a neighborhood that is understandably skeptical of unsolicited help. Send your good karma points his way and we'll try to update everone on his progress.

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